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Non Surgical Treatment For Detached Retina
Can laser surgery treatment perform for retinal detachment?If u have (rd) how much can you delay the treatment like after a month u find out u have rd
Good treatment: For early retinal detachments, laser surgery is commonly used to good effect. If you delay treatment you run the risk of the detachment enlarging and needing operative surgery. If the detachment involves the macular (sharp central vision) then recovery of vision is much less certain. Best to get what treatment is recommended as soon as you can. ...Read more
The retina is the light sensitive layer in the back of the eye that transmits images to the brain via the optic nerves to create vision. If a hole or tear develops in the retina, eye fluids can separate the retina from underlying layer (choroid) . The most common cause of retinal holes or tears is traction from the vitreous, the clear gel that fils the inside of ...Read more
Surgery: When the retinal layer peels away from the eye wall (like wall paper), it is detached. When the retina separates like this vision is impaired. Depending on the location and size of the detachment, it can be treated with an in office procedure, called pneumatic retinopexy, or it can be done in the or with vitrectomy and or scleral buckle. Gas or oil may also be used. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Outpatient Surgery: A retinal detachment can be repaired two ways. First, via an in-office procedure called a pneumatic retinopexy, and second, a more involved outpatient surgery employing a vitrectomy and/or scleral buckle. The first type is suited for a certain type of detachment that can be repaired with laser or a freezing treatment, and a gas bubble injection, whereas the second type is done in the operating room. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Retinal detachment is a very serious condition and surgery to repair it requires that you take very good care of yourself while it heals. Both smoking and alcohol have been demonstrated to increase the risk for retinal damage in patients with other risk factors. I suggest you avoid both while recovering and until your retinal surgeon gives the OK. ...Read more
Several options: A detached retina can be treated in several ways. --laser treatment --pneumatic retinopexy --scleral buckle --vitrectomy the above are usually the mainstays of treatment. It depends on surgeon/patient/type of detachment on which method is chosen. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
After surgery for a detached retina, my vision is coming back but it is still distorted. Will it continue to get better?
Distortion after RD: Following repair of retinal detachment, distortion during the healing process can also indicate swelling of the retina (macular edema) or abnormal healing of the retina. Sometimes scar tissue can form on the macula creating distortion. A test called oct (optical coherence tomography) is useful in analyzing the macula for causes of distortion. Discuss with your retinal specialist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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